PRP, PRP, Arcadia Plastic Surgeon Dr George Sun



Cytokines or growth factors are interchangeable terms which describe signaling biomolecules derived from cells or cellular components. These biomolecules provide biological signalings to secreting cells, neighboring cells, and even remotely located cells.

Cellular elements of exosome, cytokines, and growth factors

Cellular released elements such as exosome, cytokines, and growth factors are potent protein biomolecules produced upon stimulation by a broad range of cells and exert tremendous effects on cell signaling. These factors heal damage, reduce inflammation, control the immune system, promotes growth, stimulate microcirculation, and participate in tissue engineering.


PRP, or platelet rich plasma, a processed component of your own blood, consists of platelets and numerous cytokines and growth factors. PRP are therefore self derived growth factors or cytokines.

This technique utilizes your own blood derived blood signaling cytokines. This processed portion of the plasma from your blood is a regular version of a common procedure known as platelet rich plasma, or PRP. This fractionated portion has been shown to contain numerous signaling growth factors and cytokines.
These cytokines and growth factors have important reparative and regenerative capacities. PRP can thus be used in disease-based medicine, cosmetic treatments, and anti-aging settings.

In essence, the ultimate benefits of stem cells may be the potent bioactive molecules released by stem cells. More and more recent research have demonstrated that cellular derived elements, the potent signaling cytokines and bioactive molecules, rather than the cells themselves, may be responsible for the reparative and regenerative capacity.

1. Repair
3.Completely natural
4.Autologous and derived from one’s own system
5.Abundant supply and easily accessible

1. Musuculoskeletal diseases
2.Skin: skin rejuvenation
3.Scalp: improvement of hair thinning
4.Urogenital: male enhancement and vaginal rejuvenation
5.Anti-aging: stimulation of stem cells

Patients with realistic expectation and understand that, while shown to be helpful for the enhancement of well-being, the service is an off-label use and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

1.Patients with unrealistic expectation
2.Patients with low blood sugar, dehydration, acute disease, autoimmune disorder, blood disorder, active cancer, or on bleeding thinning medications.
3.Patients on blood pressure or diabetes medications may require a downward adjustment of the medicine

Prior to treatment, additional anti-aging measures must be taken to enhance, complete, and endure the effects of the treatment. Mandatory measures may include:

Before treatment, adequate hydration and nutritional intake are required. One hour prior to laser starting, natural photosensitizer antioxidant compounds can be given orally.

Subsequently, blood is drawn, processed, fractionated, and activated to yield regular platelet-rich-plasma. The preparation is subsequently injected into the localized tissue for effects.

1.Musuculoskeletal diseases
2.Skin: skin rejuvenation
3.Scalp: improvement of hair thinning
4.Urogenital: male enhancement and vaginal rejuvenation
5.Anti-aging: stimulating of stem cells

Generally effects are cumulative and gradual over three months. Further results can be obtained with further packaged sessions.
Results last about three to six months.
For maintenance of body rejuvenation, treatment every three months year is recommended, along with other anti-aging measures.
Localized swelling and mild bleeding are expected.
Cost of treatment options ranges from two to five digits. An in-person consultation with your specialist physician will help to determine the best suitable solution to your own individual needs.